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The Maulotaur is a enemy creature from the Heretic-HeXen series of computer games. Maulotaurs greatly resemble the mythological Minotaur, except that they wield giant hammers, or mauls to which they use to smash their enemies into a pulp. They also in addition have several ranged attacks. One is a scatter of small, flaming pellets summoned with a side-swipe of his hammer, another is the ability to summon 'snakes' of flames that crawl along the ground in a line formation at the player. The third of his ranged attacks is to gore you from a distance. Maulotaurs have 3000 HP, and are somewhat considered Heretic's equivalent to the Cyberdemon of the Doom series.
Maulotaurs also appear in the sequel to Heretic, HeXen: Beyond Heretic, as summonable creatures that will fight for the player, created by an artifact known as the "Dark Servant". The Maulotaur will attack enemies without question, but each summoned Maulotaur fades from existence after roughly 30 seconds. Also, they have 'notoriously bad aim', and will not consider withdrawing their attack even if the player is directly between them and their target, and they could accidentally kill a player this way.
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